On Friday, the body of Phil Haney was found with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Immediately upon seeing the body, authorities claimed that the wound was self-inflicted despite being about the last place most people committing suicide are bound to shoot themselves.
And then the details of who this man was, and what his life was all about in the last twelve years began to surface.
Phil Haney is the author of the book “See Something, Say Nothing,” a tome he penned after his time at the Department of Homeland Security. Haney was maintaining a database that tracked Muslims around the United States, and those with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. When the Obama Administration took over, Haney was ordered to delete a significant amount of data from his collection, a fact to which he testified in front of Congress.
And on Friday he was found dead. Dead from a gunshot wound they call self-inflicted when he was engaged to be married soon, and was about to publish a second book, and had been talking to members of the Trump Administration?
According to sources close to Haney, he was recently in contact with top officials about returning to work for the DHS. Additionally, Haney was engaged to be married.
As a whistleblower, Haney testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in June 2016 that DHS ordered him to delete hundreds of files of people with ties to Islamist terrorist groups, arguing several terrorist attacks against people in the United States could have been prevented if certain files had not been scrubbed.
“It is very plausible that one or more of the subsequent terror attacks on the homeland could have been prevented if more subject matter experts in the Department of Homeland Security had been allowed to do our jobs back in late 2009,” Haney wrote in an opinion piece for the Hill in February 2016. “It is demoralizing — and infuriating — that today, those elusive dots are even harder to find, and harder to connect, than they were during the winter of 2009.”…
The Washington Examiner received a text message from Haney on Nov. 11 which mentioned plans to write a sequel to his first book, See Something Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad, which described his experience at DHS.
“Odd (surreal reality) that I was a highly visible whistleblower … that virtually no one listened to, while this guy remains invisible, but is treated like an anointed oracle from above,” Haney said in the Nov. 11 text, referring to alleged Ukraine whistleblower Eric Ciaramella. “However, my story is still live, i.e., there’s still more to come. It’ll be called ‘National Security Meltdown.'”
Haney added, “I have a severely hyper-organized archive of everything that’s happened since See Something, Say Nothing (SSSN) was published in May of 2016. The National Security Meltdown sequel will pick up right where SSSN left off. My intention is to have it ready by early-to mid-Spring of 2020 (just before the political sound wave hits), then ride that wave all the way to the Nov. elections.”
There are additional anonymous comments online that indicate Haney was in no way suicidal. And yet, he is silenced in death.
Look for more on this as those who knew Mr. Haney are not inclined to let this go.